The British Deputy High Commission in Karachi represents the UK government in Sindh,Pakistan.

Please note that due to Covid-19, all staff at the British Deputy High Commission are currently working remotely. In-person services are temporarily unavailable but please contact us by phone or the online contact form if you need consular assistance.

Find out more on our UK and Pakistan news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Pakistan. You can access UK government services while in Pakistan.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Pakistan, see our Pakistan travel advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

If you’re in Pakistan and you need advice which is not covered in our travel advice then you can contact us online

If you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +92 (0)51 201 2000 or alternatively call +44 (0) 207 008 5000.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

Apply online for an emergency travel document

If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before

If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen

If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

For legal reasons, we’re unable to carry out notarial acts in Commonwealth countries. This includes certifying documents as true copies of originals, administering oaths or taking affidavits. For these or other notarial acts, you should contact a local notary. A standard letter is available to confirm we do not offer these services in Pakistan.

We offer a limited range of documentary services. See the list of documentary services we provide.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Pakistan

We also provide services in Islamabad.

Development work in Pakistan

Helping to ensure a prosperous and stable Pakistan is critical for the future of millions of poor Pakistanis, and the stability and security of both the region and the UK. Almost a third of Pakistan’s population lives in poverty (over 60 million people), with women most seriously affected. 22.6 million children do not go to school and half of the population, including two thirds of women, cannot read or write.

Find out more in the country profile for Pakistan.

Our people

Contact us

British Deputy High Commission Karachi

Karachi 75600

Passport enquiries telephone
00 44 208 082 4744

General fax
+92 (21) 35827005

Consular fax
+92 (21) 35827012

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email

Mon-Thurs: 0330-1100
Fri: 0330-0730

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British High Commission Islamabad

Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5, P O Box 1122, Islamabad

General telephone
+92 51 201 2000

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email

GMT: Mon-Thurs: 0300-1115; Fri: 0300-0800. Local Time: Mon-Thurs: 0800-1615; Fri: 0800-1300

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